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This lesson is the first in a larger unit on World War II and the Holocaust. Our shared text for this unit is Elie Wiesel's Night. Students will also be working in literature circles, however, to read books from this period on their own. Our strategy focus is writing responses to short-answer questions. Students will also discuss propaganda, audience, purpose, and point of view. In today's lesson, students differentiate between bandwagon, repetition, testimonial, name-calling, plan folks and emotional appeal propaganda through an examination of both Nazi propaganda and modern-day advertisements. This resource is part of the World War II and the Holocaust Unit collection.


  • Language Arts > General
  • Language Arts > Reading Comprehension

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8


Propaganda UBD understanding-by-design



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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2012-07-29.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This lesson plan on propaganda is a child of a larger unit. The goal of the lesson is to differentiate between different types of propaganda that have been introduced in earlier lessons. This lesson looks explicitly at “Emotional Appeal” and “Targeted Words.” Multimediated materials are included in this resource. Students are asked to identify propaganda in novels and code their texts accordingly. Other types of propaganda are reviewed and discussed as well. The teacher is guided to differentiate instruction through choice of novel for students.

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